[ Mae's bakery: Atlanta, GA ]

If you haven't checked out the new Mae's Bakery on Lenox Road, let me assure you, you are totally missing out. Mae's specializes in fresh, made-from-scratch American-style baked goods, including custom cakes, pies and desserts for any occasion. They also feature a full crafted coffee bar serving Counter Culture Coffee with house-made syrups. Gorgeous goodies aside, their space is beautiful and ridiculously clean (not a speck of dirt anywhere – and I went in the kitchen, too.) The owner is a sweet soul and is spilling over with graciousness. And who wouldn't rather support a local business over a chain, right?

Go. Now. Do it.